In my part of the world we say you are a fool if your passion for a pursuit overcomes all practical sense. I am a stitching fool, and I stitch foolishness.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Cute little things

The executive decision was made that I need large blocks of time when I'm doing finish-finishing, so that means I won't be working on assembling any other parts of Fair Maiden until the week-end. In the meantime, I am working on the accessory pieces that go with Fair Maiden.

Jackie designed five or six smalls to fit in Fair Maiden. Last night, I started with the smallest one, a case for the scrimshaw thread winder.

I sort of went back and forth on the date. 2013 is charted and that's the year the class was taught. Obviously, it's 2015, and the year I'm stitching.  When Annie's Attic bought the magazines and the event from Hoffmann Media, they changed the name. Since 2013 was the last year the event was called Christmas in Williamsburg, I decided to keep it as 2013.

There are flowers that match the ones on the Etui to be stitched, and that's what I plan to do next.

By the way, several people asked about reversible cross stitches when I was working on Mary Attwood (and she needs to come out of her pillowcase soon). SNS just announced they are offering a class on that very thing, taught by Catherine Jordan. Catherine is a phenomenally creative teacher, and she has designed a set of coasters which teach reversible cross stitch.

In the interest of full disclosure, this is one of the rare classes I am not taking from SNS. I'm getting enough practice with reversible cross stitch on Mary Atwood. My brain might explode if I added another project involving that particular skill set at this point in time!  However, if this is something you'd like to dabble in--and you decorate for Halloween--you may want to look into it.

If you're not on the Shining Needle Society (SNS) mailing list, all you have to do is drop Kate Gaunt a line at She'll sign you right up. Please don't worry--your mailbox will not be filled with junk. You'll only receive notifications when classes are offered.

1 comment:

  1. Just recovering from our 40th anniversary of our EGA chapter with a class taught by CJ and agree wholeheartedly with your comment. Despite horrendous jet lag, I had a wonderful time!